Education, tech guru at local schools
Somersfield Academy students heard of the potential in technology and artificial intelligence this morning from Tom Ilube, a British entrepreneur and advocate for technical education.
Mr Ilube spoke to P5 to DP1 students at the Devonshire school, followed by a tour of Somersfield's new Centre for International Education, as well as the school's new science suite and robotics and innovations rooms.
The cybersecurity expert and educational philanthropist is to speak at 2.15pm today at CedarBridge Academy.
Mr Ilube will address the faculty, board and students at the Bermuda College tomorrow at 12.30pm on the theme of “Disruptive technologies that will reconstruct careers, reshape education and transform society”.
At 5.30pm tomorrow he will speak before the Chamber of Commerce in a presentation hosted by HSBC at its Harbourview Centre in Hamilton.
Mr Ilube was ranked first in 2017 on the Powerlist — an annual ranking of Britain's 100 most powerful people with African or Afro-Caribbean heritage.
His business and entrepreneurial accolades include:
• The launching of Noddle, a credit reference service;
• Co-founding Garlik, an online identity company;
• Serving as chief executive and do-founder and C.E.O. of Crossword Cybersecurity PLC;
• Serving as non-executive director of the BBC, effective April 2017;
• Chief information officer for the internet bank Egg.
Mr Ilube, has come to Bermuda as a guest of the Bermuda Technical Institute Association, specialises in supporting education, particularly in the fields of science and engineering.